Liam Gallagher and John Squire have dropped the second single from the upcoming self-titled album as well as revealed its release date and supporting tour later this year — and you won’t have to wait longeither.
The two Manc music legends revealed their long-rumoured collaboration had finally come to fruition late last year and dropped their debut track, ‘Just Another Rainbow‘ earlier this month.
With a pretty strong reception, even if big brother Noel did take the mick a bit, the excitement around the project is starting to grow and the pair are making sure to ride the wave by dropping the follow-up single, ‘Mars to Liverpool’.
Unveiling the latest song along with their first accompanying tour dates, including not one but two dates at Manchester’s legendary O2 Apollo, this new project is moving fast.
Scheduling a dozen debut dates across various venues in the UK, Europe and America, the pair will be heading out on tour from early March and into April after the album drops on 1 March, 2024.
Gracing their hometown with two nights on Wednesday, 20 and Thursday, 21 March, the local lads will be rolling back the year for many fans who will have spent most years listening to them in the form of their favourite Oasis and Stone Roses tracks.
With Liam being considered one of the most iconic frontmen of all time, let alone just in the UK, and the Burnage-born singer himself declaring Squire one of the greatest to ever pick up a guitar, there’s some serious pedigree behind the album.
Here’s a little taster of that debut single and that oh-so-familiar guitar sound.
Appearing on Zoe Ball’s show on BBC Radio 2 this week, although many fans were excited to hear the new tune and received it just as well as the first, there were plenty that remarked on Squire’s “monotone” voice during the interview. Good job he can just focus on guitar and just leave the singing to Liam, eh?
Better yet, with the vocals of fellow British favourite singer-songwriter Jake Bugg coming along with them for the ride, we have no shame in admitting we’re personally very excited about these shows.
You can hear their new track, ‘Mars to Liverpool’, in full down below. It’s another thumbs up from us, to be fair, and we’re really loving the style of all this album artwork.
Tickets for the two Manc gigs go live on Friday, 2 February at 9:30am and you can grab yours HERE.
Bullet For My Valentine and Trivium announce joint Manchester gig at Co-op Live
Bullet For My Valentine and Trivium have just announced a huge joint arena tour, including a date in Manchester.
Both bands will be performing at the Co-op Live arena as part of The Poisoned Ascendancy UK Tour in 2025.
They’ll be playing their respective albums in full to celebrate their 20th anniversary.
Bullet For My Valentine frontman Matt Tuck said: “I honestly can’t believe it’s been 20 years since the release of The Poison, and what an incredible 20 years it’s been.
“I feel so proud of what we’ve achieved as a band in the last two decades and it all started with that debut album.
“The Poison is such an important part of our lives musically and personally and we know the massive impact it had on the metal world on a global level.
“This tour will be made even more special as our brothers in Trivium are also joining us on the road to celebrate and play in its entirety their stunning album Ascendancy.”
Trivium frontman Matt Heafy said: “Bullet For My Valentine’s The Poison and Trivium’s Ascendancy are two records whose influence can be heard to this day – in the DNA of modern metal.
“It’s incredible to think of the impact the albums had when they came out in 2005. They were both like bolts of lightning.
“Both bands grew up independently of each other in different countries and separately from any movement or scene but both shared a common love of melodic heavy metal at the core; and both had similar meteoric rises right out of the gate.
“Trivium and BFMV were in such whirlwinds when our respective albums came out that we each never truly got to play together or sit back and celebrate during the maelstrom of constant touring, recording and globetrotting.
“But that’s what this anniversary tour is. It’s a celebration by the bands to the fans of an important era, and most importantly it’s an invitation to fans come and have an epic night with us and sing and rage and celebrate the awesome power of the music.”
“This is going to be the metal tour of 2025,” concludes Tuck. “Bullet For My Valentine and Trivium The Poisoned Ascendancy World Tour 2025. Celebrating the 20th anniversary of both albums and playing them in their entirety.
“Get excited people, it’s going to be special and we can’t wait to celebrate with you all.”
Bulley For My Valentine and Trivium – the Poisoned Ascendency Tour, will be at the Co-op Live on 30 January 2025.
The tour will also visit Cardiff, Glasgow, Birmingham, and London.